Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Canberra Airport Master Plan approved

Media Release

WT010/2015

22 January 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has approved Canberra Airport's 2014 Master Plan, setting out the airport's strategic direction for the next 20 years.

The Master Plan proposes to capitalise on the new passenger terminal at Canberra Airport by targeting the long-awaited commencement of flights to international destinations and by low-cost carriers.

The Master Plan also provides for ongoing upgrades to aircraft taxiways and parking aprons and improved road and transport facilities.

“Canberra Airport boasts the nation's newest passenger terminal and the commencement of international flights as outlined in the 2014 Master Plan will be an important step in promoting the Canberra region as a jewel in the nation's tourism crown,” Mr Truss said.

“Canberra Airport plays a significant role in the ACT economy, generating jobs, investment and tourism. Ongoing investment in the airport will provide benefits to the local, regional and national economies for many years to come.”

In 2010, Canberra Airport and businesses operating on the airport provided more than 12,000 jobs and directly contributed $1.34 billion (gross regional product) to the ACT economy.

By 2030, it is estimated Canberra Airport will contribute more than $2.4 billion per annum to the economy and provide nearly 21,000 jobs.

“The Australian Government supports measures to both better understand and mitigate the impacts of aircraft noise, and Canberra Airport is encouraged to continue working with the community on this important issue.”

The airport now has 50 business days to make the Plan public.